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Minor Moon - What Our Enemies Know

by James Weiskittel Rating:7 Release Date:2017-01-20

Chicago natives Minor Moon (songwriting project of Sam Cantor) offer a refreshingly reflective perspective on their soon-to-be-released What Our Enemies Know, an EP that finds the band thoughtfully navigating the well traveled Indie-Rock waters via a handful of soulfully inspired numbers.

What Our Enemies Know opens with the chilled staccato pulse of “So Composed”, which immediately sets in place the band’s laid-back, understated vibe.  The song's R&B swagger combined with the impressive use of a horn section immediately calls to mind that ‘other’ iconic musical juggernaut from Chicago.  While the rest of the E.P. is worth listening to, this stellar opening track is worth the price of admission alone.

Minor Moon revels in dynamics with the ballad-esque “Weird How We Float” and the sombre “Safe Dreams”, while the sparse “Rage, Doubt, Change” places the soulful vocals of singer/mastermind Sam Cantor front and center.  The measured shuffle of the album closer “I Don’t Know How You Will Be” underscores the only real issue with What Our Enemies Know (and with most E.P.’s for that matter), as one can’t help but notice an incomplete feeling that the brevity of this sort of collection tends to breed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
With all of that being said, What Our Enemies Know more than serves its purpose as it is both a great introduction to an extremely talented project as well as a hopeful taste of more music to come.

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